Food: The Meatzza
Meat. Pizza. You get the idea. Instead of a crispy, airy dough base (which, quite honestly, is virtually impossible to achieve unless you have an industrial oven) you have a base made of nothing more than a humble chicken breast.
You could call this a protein pizza, or a healthier pizza but the word ‘meatzza’ evokes feelings of food naughtiness and indulgence which, let’s face it, will make people more likely to give it a try. Go on, tell a man ‘I’m making a healthy protein pizza tonight’ and ‘I’m making a meatzza tonight’ and note the different reactions.
Flatten one chicken breast per person in a sandwich bag with a rolling pin and place on some tin foil. Anoint with the tomato sauce of your choice, whether it be homemade or from a jar.
Top with a mixture of grated cheddar and mozzarella and toppings of your choice. This one was drizzled with green pesto, but mushrooms and olives work particularly well.
Pop the chicken tits into the oven at 200 C degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. When they’re ready, the cheese should be melted and golden.
If you’re having carb withdrawals, you can serve this meatzza with some homemade garlic bread. Just toast some bread (this here is spelt bread) and spread with butter that’s been mixed with crushed garlic and chopped parsley.
And that is a pizza you don’t need to feel guilty about gorging on. It’s high in protein, very filling and low in calories if you go easy on the cheese, even lower if you use a homemade tomato sauce in favour of a jarred one. Even better, it takes only minutes to make which is a bonus if you’re hungry and tired after work. Even even better, it’s far cheaper than the greasy alternative that rhymes with Momino’s.